8 May 2020
In everyday life, matter behaves in a predictable, expected way. If you throw a ball, you assume it will travel in a certain direction and have a predictable recoil. What’s more, forces exerted on...
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8 May 2020
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12 Oct 2018
When an atom is placed close to the surface of an optical nanofiber, the light it emits and the recoil it experiences are in a well-defined direction along the fiber. Without the nanofiber the...
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12 Oct 2018
A team of physicists from the Light-Matter Interactions Unit and the Quantum Systems Unit at the...
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25 May 2017
The quantum world is both elegant and mysterious. It is a sphere of existence where the laws of physics experienced in everyday life are broken—particles can exist in two places at once, they can...
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16 Jun 2016
In quantum mechanics, physicists study tiny single particles –photons, electrons – and usually only a small number of them at a time. Sometimes, these particles behave like waves which gives them...
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23 Oct 2014
Simulating the behavior of a single particle can be quite a challenging task in physics; after all, it is microscopic and we usually cannot watch in real time. It becomes even more complicated when...
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Paths on the Lattice
23 Oct 2014
Chandrashekar used lattices such as these to move a particle step by step. Some lattices contained missing connections, creating gaps where the particle cannot travel.
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C. M. Chandrashekar and Thomas Busch
23 Oct 2014
Dr. C. M. Chandrashekar and Professor Thomas Busch run simulations and carry out analytical studies to understand quantum particles in the Quantum Systems Unit at OIST.
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